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Tea saucer

Description

Transfer printed in medium blue w/ an exotic scene of pagoda-like building, bizarre trees and bushes and a camel w/ people in the foreground. This scene is enclosed by a pale blue border w/ delicate flowering vines and 8 floral-edged reserves w/ floral sprays or exotic buildings and greenery. The scenes vary w/ form of serving item. This item is a tea saucer. Circular form w/ shaped edge on dished rim; shallow depression for cup. Gilt band at rim edge.

Details

Maker
Possibly Ridgway, William (Maker)
Possibly Ridgways (Maker)
Date
1830-1850 ?
Inscriptions
Transfer underglaze and incised on bottom: Transfer underglaze: Mark in medium blue showing urn and beehive on a rectangular platform enclosed by greenery. The platform is inscribed ""ORIENTAL"". ""W.R."" is inscribed underneath ""ORIENTAL"". ""RIDGWAYS"" is above the image and ""ENGLAND"" is below the image. Incised: Each piece incised w/ 2 or 3 numbers or letters.
Location of origin
Shelton, England, Staffordshire; Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
bone china
molding (forming)
porcelain
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Bone China
Molded
molding (forming)
porcelain
Possibly bone china
SAUCER
saucers (plates)
Transfer Printed
transfer printing
Dimensions
5.875 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.557.83
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
14823

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